The Lie of Security

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Sailing photo by Dustiney Perkins

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

I’m reading True Spirit the true story of a 16-year old Austrialian who sailed solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world.

Amazing. Simply amazing. The vision, preparation, execution of such an adventure, at such an age. As I turn the pages I am reminded of how our experiences inform what we think is possible…

If the only experience we’ve ever known is land hugging and fearful worrry it’s no surprise we never push off for an unknown Port, land or adventure.

Security is a lie.

We are meant to live.

To sail in the adventure of our one incredible life. If only we could identify the anchors that tie us to anything less than our best life.

Now what adventure is calling your name?

Is the lie of security, safe harbor, safety keeping you from the adventure of your life?

Today, I consciously embrace the faith I so often espouse before scurrying around for an anchor to tie myself to.

Today I’m envisioning a new Port, the unknown.

I’m listening to dreams I’ve quieted as the years sped by and I’m seeing myself again as the adventurer I was created to be, the adventurer security and safety nearly drowned.

Life, truly it is our choice if it is a daring adventure or nothing at all.

What do you dare?

Pam Hoelzle

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